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wow, with less cores and less heat and hopefully a higher multiplier i can see these running at 5Ghz on air. i want that!
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Faaaake! Core i3=HyperThreading, which this supposed CPU doesn't have. And then for it to be faster than the 2100 it'd need to be clocked some 20% higher.
The original Chinese article actually makes no mention of HyperThreading. It's quite possible Expreview.com just made an assumption regarding the lack of it. I think there's a good chance Intel will release an unlocked Core i3 to compete with either the A8-3650P (A8-3850P?) or the FX-4110. They certainly wouldn't lower prices for the i5-2500K down to $150. The i3-2120 actually costs $138 1Ku so it's feasible that the i3-2120K will be released for $150 1Ku. Whether that means lower retail pricing on the i3-2120 or just higher prices on the i3-2120K, we wouldn't know.

As for those wanting HD 3000 graphics on the i3, the Core i3-2105 ($134 1Ku) is supposed to be released May 22.
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Clarkdale and Gulftown are code names. Westmere is the name given to all Nehalem based cpus that are shrunk to 32nm.
OK, that makes sense. Just Westmere sounded wrong to me. I think it would be easier and less confusing to refer to the code name of the actual series. You said it was based on Westmere. Technically the 1st gen i3 was based on Nehalem and it's a member of the Westmere family. That's how I see it at least.
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OK, that makes sense. Just Westmere sounded wrong to me. I think it would be easier and less confusing to refer to the code name of the actual series. You said it was based on Westmere. Technically the 1st gen i3 was based on Nehalem and it's a member of the Westmere family. That's how I see it at least.
Technically, Westmere is based on Nehalem. It just happens to be a die-shrinked version of Nehalem.
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If it has HT, will sell this stuff and grab a p67 board and this chip. If not, it's useless for upcoming games and will just wait until next year..
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
A dual-core with the HD Graphics 3000 actually DOES matter. It would be a great balance of enough CPU and GPU performance.

Intel was stupid (plain and simple) in including the higher-end IGP only for CPUs that would most likely have a discrete GPU anyways.
True.
The higher end K processors should have no IGP for overclocks with less volts or to save on die space.
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True.
The higher end K processors should have no IGP for overclocks with less volts or to save on die space.
It would probably cost Intel more to develop a new die with the IGP excluded, rather than sticking to their current binning practice.
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this would be terrible without HT. Sure it would be a cool chip for extreme overclockers to see just how high they could push 32nm considering far fewer transistors, but HT really makes far more difference for dualcore than quad because of how many situations modern computing can take advantage of more than 2 thread.

So for practical purposes it just doesn't make sense to spend more on this over a regular i3 2xxx or spending a little bit more and getting 4 real cores with an i5 2xxx.

if it does have HT then it does make for an interesting option as there are still quite a few games that won't push more than 2 cores and thus sheer clock speed would be better (of which I'd wager an unlocked i3 with its fewer transistors would have a higher % of hitting 5+GHz within reasonable temps/volts than an i5 or i7), and HT would still be there pick up any slack

Although I ultimately agree with some of the sentiment others have already expressed, in that it would make more sense for intel to release an i3 with the faster IGP than to release an unlocked chip

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Originally Posted by wtRiViaL View Post
I hope that this is legit, but this is kind of suspicious. No hyper-threading like the i3-2120 and it should have the HD 3000 graphics like the rest of the K processors (not like it matters that much but it's just a pattern). If it is real though, I think it should also overclock past 4GHz and would be a great budget gaming CPU
Except the i3 2120 already costs $150, which would make this rather terrible for a budget gaming rig considering that's already infringing on i5 price territory where 4 real cores can make enough of a difference in just about any modern game if we go with something like an i5 2400.
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Intel was stupid (plain and simple) in including the higher-end IGP only for CPUs that would most likely have a discrete GPU anyways.
Yeah that's why you are sitting here and not in some Intel Lab, earning millions.
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Yeah that's why you are sitting here and not in some Intel Lab, earning millions.
You think the people who design the intel chips make millions individually? lol
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